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Risk factors for progression from severe maternal morbidity to death: a national cohort study.

Kayem, G; Kurinczuk, J; Lewis, G; Golightly, S; Brocklehurst, P; Knight, M; (2011) Risk factors for progression from severe maternal morbidity to death: a national cohort study. PLOS One , 6 (12) , Article e29077. 10.1371/journal.pone.0029077. Green open access

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Abstract

Women continue to die unnecessarily during or after pregnancy in the developed world. The aim of this analysis was to compare women with severe maternal morbidities who survived with those who died, to quantify the risk associated with identified factors to inform policy and practice to improve survival.

Type: Article
Title: Risk factors for progression from severe maternal morbidity to death: a national cohort study.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029077
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0029077
Language: English
Additional information: © 2011 Kayem et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. This article presents independent research commissioned and part funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under the Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (Grant Reference RP-PG-0608-10038: “Beyond maternal death: Improving the quality of maternity care through national studies of “near-miss” maternal morbidity” programme) and part-funded by the Policy Research Programme in the Department of Health. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health. CMACE data collection was funded by the National Patient Safety Agency; the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety of Northern Ireland; NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (QIS); and the Channel Islands and Isle of Man as part of the CEMACH programme of work. GK is the beneficiary of a post-doctoral grant from the AXA Research Fund. MK was funded by a personal fellowship from the National Coordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development of the National Institute for Health Research (2006–2010). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. All authors are independent of all funders.
Keywords: Adult, Cause of Death, Cohort Studies, Female, Humans, Maternal Age, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Risk Factors
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > UCL Medical School
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Inst for Women's Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1335214
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